All attendees are scheduled for one half-day workshop developed by COACh (  This workshop focuses on Negotiation

Attendees rank their choice of breakout sessions during registration.

Breakout Session Options 

Tentative list of breakout sessions - subject to change upon expressed interest among registered attendees.

  • "Effective Allies towards STEM students"

    • Serving as Allies to Our Students, Colleagues, and Beyond - Discussions on intersectionality, privilege, effective allyship, and inclusive practices​. Learn how to address folks professionally without using gendered language. Gain skills of how to promote a welcoming and inclusive climate and how to handle instances of bias when they arise.​

  • "Innovation - Bench to Commercialization"

    • Learn from the experts how to effectively take an idea from the research lab and transform it into commercial products or start your own business​

  • "Overcoming Obstacles as a Minority Chemist"

    • Discussions of how to combat prejudice among the STEM community to maintain your scientific career advancement

  • "Creating your Personal Brand"

    • Learn about how to professionally present yourself on paper and online​


  • "Effective Communication in the Workplace"

    • Working in a hostile environment? ​Learn how to effectively communicate with coworkers and your supervisor to ease tension and advocate for yourself in difficult situations

  • "Balancing Act: Eat, Play, Lab"

    • Moderating a healthy discussion on how to balance research, teaching, healthy lifestyles, relationships, family time, and everything else simultaneously for a successful and happy chemist​

  • "Strategies for Success as an International Chemist"

    • Learn about resources for international students and how to advocate for yourself as an international researcher​